Teen Addiction Anonymous

a 12 step program generated by teens for teens with teens
To date, there have been over 20,000 times a teen has opted to attend meetings for support and outreach.
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About us

Our Objectives

  1. Protecting the integrity and fidelity of the program as developed though teens.
  2. Educating youth about personal empowerment, addictive behavior, steps for healing, recovery, and leadership.
  3. Providing program development through a training and practicum which provide implementation and procedural strategies of meetings.


Our Mission

The mission of Teen Addiction Anonymous is to empower all youth to believe in, to focus upon, and commit to positive personal success through our proven MPOWRD leadership program.


  • Members will be welcome to meetings as long as each individual shows unconditional respect toward all members.
  • Members will never be charged any fee to attend a meeting.
  • No one who participate may be exploited, interviewed or identified to the media or public.
  • Teen Addiction Anonymous is a nonprofit organization that will not be used for profiteering.
  • Facilitators will be trained individuals who support teen intervention & prevention.
  • Confidentiality will be maintained unless there is any endangerment or threat involved.
  • Members will be autonomous in terms of deciding upon their own Higher Power as long as it represents a positive symbol or ideal.
  • Discrimination will not be tolerated. 



An addiction is defined as that addictive behavior or habit which is causing personal harm. Although addictive behavior is part of human nature; it can also be self-destructive. It could include: smoking, drinking, anger issues, putting oneself down, co-dependent relationships, drug use, eating disorders, co-dependency, social phobia, poor attendance, self-mutilation, bullying, etc.

  • Addictive Behavior is universal.
  • Addictive Behavior is not about shame or blame.
  • Addictive Behavior is about forgiveness for self and others.
  • Addictive Behavior is about committing to change.
  • Addictive Behavior is about patience.



One day at a time... just do it, now!


Purposes of MPOWRD leadership meetings

  1. To provide members with a means to change any self-destructive behavior.
  2. To educate members about our recovery program for prevention and intervention.
  3. To facilitate meetings where participants can offer peer support and unconditional acceptance.
  4. To generate a sense of awareness and honesty in terms of personal healing.
  5. To encourage members to seek personal gain through assessment and commitment to personal success.
  6. To offer participants a means to communicate both in the group and with parents/family.
  7. To discuss personal visions and strategies for developing those skills needed to attain achievement.
  8. To ensure that all members understand the significance that each person has in this world as well as the ability to find hope and peace of mind for personal happiness.